"From the impossible to the inevitable, there is only belief, skill and will." Alberto M. Carvalho

Biography

Alberto M. Carvalho has served as Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the nation’s fourth largest school system, since September 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation, finance, and leadership development.  During his tenure, M-DCPS has become one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems ...

Alberto M. Carvalho has served as Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the nation’s fourth largest school system, since September 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation, finance, and leadership development.  During his tenure, M-DCPS has become one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems receiving systemwide accreditation from AdvancEd in 2014.  The District has also been named as the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence District of the Year, as well as the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education. As a staunch believer in school choice, he has expanded choice options in Miami-Dade to over 1000 offerings that include bilingual programs, fine and performing arts, biotechnology, engineering, robotics, aviation, forensic sciences, and many others.  

An instructional leader at heart, Mr. Carvalho is also the proud founder and principal of the award-winning iPreparatory Academy that has become a model of robust 21st century learning in the age of innovation and technology.  He is recognized by his peers as a national voice for equity in education. His honors include Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year; the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year; the 2016 winner of the Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education; the 2018 National Urban Superintendent of the Year; the 2019 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Superintendent of the Year Award; and recognition by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America. He serves on the National Assessment Governing Board, to which he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Mr. Carvalho is a member of the National Board of Directors for Common Threads as well as the Posse Foundation. He also serves as a committee member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and as an Advisory Committee Member to the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance. 

Mr. Carvalho has been awarded many honorary degrees including a Doctor of Public Service by Florida International University; Doctor of Humane Letters by both Barry University and Florida Memorial University; and a Doctor of Pedagogy, Honoris Causa from Nova Southeastern University. He has been honored by the President of Portugal with the “Ordem de Mérito Civil” and by Mexico with the “Othli Award”.



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Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Dawn Baglos

Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Human Capital Management

Mr. Eugene P. Baker

Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services

Mr. Jose Bueno

Chief of Staff, Office of the Superintendent
(Succession Management)

Dr. Sylvia J. Diaz

Chief Academic Officer, Office of Academics and Transformation

Ms. Tabitha G. Fazzino

Chief Intergovernmental Affairs and Compliance Officer, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs/Compliance

Ms. Daisy Gonzalez-Diego

Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer, Office of Communications and Community Engagement

Ms. Maria Izquierdo

Chief Strategy Officer, Office of the Superintendent

Chief Edwin Lopez

Chief of Police, Miami-Dade Schools Police Department

Mr. Carl Nicoleau

Chief Maintenance/Operations Officer, Maintenance Operations

Dr. John Pace

Chief Operating Officer, School Operations

Mr. Raul F. Perez

Chief Facilities Design/Construction Officer, Office of School Facilities

Mr. Ron Y. Steiger

Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services

Mr. Jaime G. Torrens

Chief of Staff, Office of the Superintendent

Senior Staff

Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Magaly C. Abrahante

Assistant Superintendent, Title I Administration/Early Childhood Programs/Summer Services

Ms. Sally J. Alayon

Assistant Superintendent, Department of Mental Health Services

Ms. Lissette Alves

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum/Instruction, K-12 Core Curriculum

Ms. Jennifer D. Andreu

Assistant Superintendent, Equity/Diversity, Office of Economic Opportunity

Ms. Margarita Betancourt

Treasurer, Office of Treasury Management

Dr. Verena Cabrera

Region Superintendent, North Region Office

Ms. Joyce M. Castro

Assistant Superintendent, Human Capital, Office of Human Capital Management

Mr. Steffond L. Cone

Assistant Superintendent, School Operations

Mr. Mario De Barros

Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement Management Services

Mr. Luis Diaz

Assistant Superintendent, School Operations

Ms. Martha M. Diaz

Chief Budget Officer, Budget Management

DR. Trynegwa Diggs

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum/Instruction, Education Transformation Office

DR. Patricia M. Fernandez

Assistant Superintendent, Office of Human Capital Management

Mr. Michael Fox

Risk/Benefits Officer, Office of Risk and Benefits Management

Dr. Michael Lewis

Region Superintendent, Central Region Office

Ms. Barbara A. Mendizabal

Region Superintendent, South Region Office

Ms. Daisy Naya

Controller, Office of the Controller

Ms. Tiffanie A. Pauline

Assistant Superintendent, Compliance/Support Charter School Compliance and Support

Ms. Vivian M. Santiesteban-Pardo

Assistant Superintendent, Office of Labor Relations and Compensation Administration

Ms. Nathaly Simon

Eco-Sustainability Officer, Office of Governmental Affairs and Land Use


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